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Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch Camberwell, Victoria

Traditional RSL Sub-Branch. Significant collection of military memorabilia.

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403 Camberwell Road Camberwell Victoria 3124 (map)
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Anzac Day dinner menu 1956 - 24th Batt. Anzac Day dinner 1956.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper menu

Historical information

This was the 3rd dinner arranged by the 24th Inf. Batt to commemorate Anzac Day, 25 April 1956.

Inscriptions & Markings

Menu for Dinner and commemoration of Anzac Day in 1956, by the 24th Infantry Battalion.

Letter - Letter written to his mother by Private Brendan Culcutt from Broadmedow's training base several weeks after enlising in the AIF in 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Letter written on A4 paper

Historical information

Actual letter written in 1915

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for full details. Brendan fought at Gallipoli, was wounded and became a Turkish POW. He survived his wounds but unfortunately died after a pin prick developed into Blood poisoning which resulted in his death

Camberwell City RSL Roll of Honour

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Marble and Bronze Plaque listing the 187 Camberwell and district residents who died in WW1 between 1914-1918.

Inscriptions & Markings

187 names listed

Bronze plaque - Plaque commemerarting the opening of the Camberwell Central RSL in 1959

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

This Tablet was unveiled by John S. August JP on Sunday 18th October 1959 To commemorate the opening of Camberwell Central RSSAILA Memorial Hall President R. .Rhyss -Jones Secretary S.W. Goldfinch

Bronze plaque - Service Memorial plaque to Sid Goldfinch

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

see attached photo. Service memorial for long and dedicated service to the Camberwell City RSL

Bronze Plaque [Dead man Penny] 318573 - Keith Winterbottom Plaque number 318573

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Memorial Plaque [Dead Man Penny]

Historical information

Keith Winterbottom was born in the small settlement of Moulamen near Swan Hill in 1891.He enlisted in the AIF on the 7 April 1916 as a private and allocated to the 1st refit for the 38th Battalion. He was single and 25 years old and a strong 6 footer after working as a labour/timber cutter around Swan Hill. He embarked for France in July 1916 and disembarked at Plymouth on the 10 August 1916. Proceeded to France [ Ypres] on the 16 September and taken on strength with the 59th Battalion on the 8 October 1916. He suffered very serious GSW to his chest, arm, and left leg on the 10 December 1916 and was admitted to the Casualty clearing station at Heilly on the 11 December. His wounds were extensive and major and he died of these wounds on the 12 December 1916. He was buried at the Hospital Cemetery at Heilly, France. His kit that was returned to his mother contained a football, scarf, a razor strop and two ties. On the 18 June 1923 is mother was given the Memorial Plaque 318573 inscribed with her son's name Keith Winterbottom

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed with the name Keith Winterbottom. Presented to his mother on the 18 June 1923.

RS&SILA Branch Charter - RS&SILA Camberwell Branch Charter dated 1 January 1920

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Plaque - Bronze Plaque, thanking the Ladies of the Camberwell RSL Sub Branch for all their efforts looking after veterens from WW2. 1950

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for complete text.

Photo - 50th Anzac Day March, 1965, at Camberwell City RSL

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in frame

Significance

1965 Anzac Day march showing many veterans marching at a small RSL sub Branch

Inscriptions & Markings

1965 Anzac Day march at the Camberwell City RSL 25 April 1965

document - Presentation form for Memorial Plaque - Keith Winterbottom

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper

Historical information

Back up document for Keith Winterbottom's Memorial Plaque.

Inscriptions & Markings

Address form for Memorial Plaque

Bronze bust - General Pompey Elliott, Bust unvailed at the Camberwell RSL Anzac Day, 25 April 2017.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Full size bust of General Pompey Elliott on bluestone plinth

Inscriptions & Markings

Bronze plague with following inscription: In Honour and Memory of Major General Harold 'Pompey' Elliott CB,CMG,DSO,DCM,VD Founding President of the Camberwell City Sub Branch of the Returned and Service League of Australia

Photo - Opening of the Camberwell Memorial Institute by the Hon. Stanley M. Bruce, Prime Minister of Australia. 18 August 1923

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Rare photo of Hon Stanley Bruce PM of Australia

Significance

unique

Inscriptions & Markings

see photo

Photo - Members of the Camberwell RSL circa 1960

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - The Australian Light Horse watering their horses

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Good photo of Australian Light Horse showing the horses and equipment.

Inscriptions & Markings

Unfortunately no details of location. Based on the background and the many gum trees it is likely to be in Australia during training prior to disembarkation to Egypt.

Photo - Camberwell RSL, external photo showing the Camberwell RSL in 2017

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken in 2017 showing the external view of the Camberwell RSL

Historical information

Camberwell RSL building as at June 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo

Poster - Poster showing the full details of the AIF in WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster produced in 1920 showing in full detail the composition of the AIF in WW1. The information is outstanding and details are listed in very clear easily understood. words, including numbers KIA by Division, died of wounds, died of other causes, POW's, wounded. Also list all Honour's and Decorations awarded to Members of the AIF, which includes 65 VC recipients.

Inscriptions & Markings

Check out attached photo, details to extensive to list

WW1 Australian Army Pay Book - Pay book of James Walter Healy, a Ferrier Sgt in France during WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Canvas and paper Australian Army Pay book issued to James Walter Healy a Ferrier Sgt in France in 1916.

Historical information

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

Full details of Pay received when on active service in France in 1916

Bronze plaque - Memorial Plaque for Jack Allison's 57 years service to the Camberwell City RSL

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze Plaque

Inscriptions & Markings

Recognition of Jack Allison's 57 years of continuance service to the Camberwell City RSL

Poster - Poster produced by Granada TV advertising four plays featuring real stories from WW1. cica 1948

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Poster detailing four plays commissioned by Granada TV about real events in WW1. Very interesting photos relating to WW1 and the reproduction of the famous General Kitchener poster calling for volunteers to 'Kitchener's Army'

Historical information

reproduction photos of conditions in London during WW1

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo, very interesting comments relating to WW1

Photo - Signed photo of Major General C. H. Brand, CB, CMG, CVO, DSO, taken 11 November 1938

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Signed photo of Major General C.H. Brand

Historical information

Major General C H Brand was born in Ipswich Qld on the 4 September 1873. he fought in both the South African war and WW1. He commanded the 3rd Battalion at Gallipoli and the 6th Brigade in 1915-16 and the 4th Brigade in 1916-18 in France. he retired after 37 years of Service and was elected a senator for the United Party in 1935, stepping down in 1947. He died at his Toorak home on the 31 July 1961. aged 87.

Significance

Unique signed Photo

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Painting - The Imperial Shrine London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Painting

Photo - Members and the Committee of the Camberwell RSL circa 1960

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Photo taken at the Camberwell RSL circa 1980. Not known

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Returned from Active Service Badge - 1920 issue - The original Returned from Active Service Badge given to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy in 1920 after his return from WW1.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Bronze. Returned from Active Service Badge, issued in 1920 to Ferrier Sergeant James Walter Healy.

Significance

Very, original badge,

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Certificate - Certificate of Achievement for Operation Gratitute, presented to the Camberwell RSL in March 1957 by General Sir Dallas Brooks KCB, KCMG, KCVG, CMG, DSO. K of J

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Certificate in Wooden frame

Historical information

Unique certificate signed by General Sir Dallas Brooks

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for full Details

Photo - Photo of seven diggers transporting a wounded digger thru the mud on the Somme in 1917. Note burial cross in background.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual Photo showing the depth of mud on the Somme in 1917

Historical information

Actual photo of the condition on the Somme in 1917

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo, note the burial cross in the mud behind the wounded digger.

Photo - Australian 1st Division in Mena Camp, 10 miles from center of Cairo. March 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Interesting photo showing the Mena camp of the Australian 1st Division from two perspectives. The spread was over several miles and some idea of the size can be made from the images of the Pyramids.

Historical information

Australian 1st Division Camp at Mena

Significance

Unique

Newsletter - 24th Battalion Association, 1946 Newsletter

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

A4 paper sheet

Significance

Unique and significant, could be only surviving copy

Inscriptions & Markings

See Photo for complete details

Foundation stone - Foundation stone of the Camberwell RSL laid by the GG Lord Forster on the 3 December 1921

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Marble and Granite Foundation stone

Historical information

First laid in 1921 at the Camberwell RSL in Canterbury Road Camberwell. Relaided in 1978 on a wall of a unit at the Camberwell Council retirement home on the same site after the Camberwell RSL was demolished. Discovered in 2017 by Peter Fielding and removed for rededication at the Camberwell RSL on the 100 centenary in 2019.

Significance

Very significant historical piece.

Inscriptions & Markings

This stone was laid by His Excellency the Governor General Lord Forster PC. CCMG on the 3rd December 1921 AD

Photo - Anzac Day 2017 -- John Pesutto, State member for Hawthorn. Jack Bell, WW2 veteren. Peter Fielding, Secretary, Camberwell RSL'

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken at the Camberwell Sports Ground after Anzac Day Service prior to the Anzac AFL gamed between Old Scotch and Monash University. 25 April 2017

Inscriptions & Markings

John Pesutto, Jack Bell, and Peter Fielding,with Tim Fisher ex Deputy PM of Australia standing behind.

Photo - Committee members Camberwell RSL circa 1985

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Untitled

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - 'Coming out for a Rest' . Australian Light Horse returing to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of the Australian Light Horse in December 1917

Historical information

Actual photo showing the Australian Light Horse in the field December 1917

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

'Coming out for a Rest' Australian Light Horse returning to a quiet area after being in action at Latron December 1917

Shell casings - Turkish shell casings from Palistine, 1917, with Arabic inscriptions.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, 1st President of Turkey 1923 - 1938

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo taken in 1916 when he was 35 years old.

Photo - Australian Hospital Ship A61, Kanowna

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo of HMAT A61 Kanowna at anchor.

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

HMAT A61 has a very interesting history and for the full details please open this web site: www discussinganzacs.naa.gov.au/brouse/groupstories/3400 This article covers in great detail all the exploits of this remarkable ship and the involvement she had during WW1

Photo - Framed photo of Anzac Cove taken in July 1915

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Actual photo taken at Anzac Cove in July 1915 showing the piers constructed to offload supplies and storage dumps on beach.

Historical information

Actual photo of Anzac Cove taken in July 1915

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo for many details

Photo - Anzac Day Service at Camberwell RSL circa 1990

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Anzac Day Service Camberwell RSL 2001, President John Frewen standing on right,

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo - Tomahawk Squadron in the Western Desert, Libya, scrambling to an alert 1942

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden frame

Significance

Unique Photo

Inscriptions & Markings

Tomahawk squadron scrambling to an alert in Western Dessert Libya 1942

Photo - Looking towards the Nek, Anzac Cove, April 1915. Cave dugouts clearly visible

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden Frame

Historical information

Unique photo showing view of the Nek from Anzac Cove, taken April 1915

Significance

Actual photo showing land scape as it was in April 1915

Inscriptions & Markings

View of the Nek from Anzac Cove April 1915. Presented by Legionnaire R. G. Grant 1925

'Ode to the Fallen' - Hand embroidered 'Ode to the Fallen' donated by Bruce Ruxton.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Hand embroidered 'Ode to the Fallen'

Historical information

Donated to the Camberwell City RSL by Bruce Ruxton in 1995

Inscriptions & Markings

Hand embroidered by Sister Ailsa Storrer just before she died on the 10 June 1995

Photo - Photo showing the wreck of the German Raider Emden, the result of the engagment with HMAS Sydney off the Cocos -Keeling Islands November 1914

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

1914 Photo of the wreck of the German Raider, Emden

Inscriptions & Markings

'The result of the HMAS Sydney and Emden engagement off the Cocos -keeling Island. November 1914'

WW1 Identity Tag - Private Brendan Culcutt's, 2124, ID name tag WW1

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Metal ID tag from WW1. Issued to Private Brendan Culcutt who died in a Turkish POW Camp in 1916

Inscriptions & Markings

See photo

Photo - Australian Infantry passing thru Ypres, October 1917

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in Wooden frame

Historical information

View of Ypres in October 1917 showing damage to the Market Square and Church.

Significance

Unique photo

Inscriptions & Markings

' Moving up for the Attack' Australian Infantry passing thru Ypres October 1917

Photo - Signed photo of His Majesty King George V, presented to the Camberwell Sub Branch RSSILA and unvailed by General Sir H.G.Chauvel GCMG KCB on Wenesday 22 July 1930

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Photo in wooden frame

Historical information

Presented to the Camberwell Sub Branch in 1930. Unique photo of George V signed in lower right hand corner.

Significance

Unique

Inscriptions & Markings

Presented by His Majesty the King to the Camberwell Sub Branch RSSILA and unveiled by General Sir H. G. Chauvel GCMG KCB Wednesday 23rd July 1930 Signed George R V

Bronze Bust - General Pompey Elliott

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

This small bronze bust of General Pompey Elliott was commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Camberwell RSL in 2019. General Elliott was the founding President of the Camberwell RSL and served the veterans of Camberwell and surrounding districts untiringly until his death in March 1931. The full size Bust now stands in the memorial lawn at the Camberwell RSL.

Letter - 1916 Letter written by Brendan Culcutt from Turkish POW camp, addressed to his father, Mr B. Culcutt, Rhianva, Punt Road, South Yarra, Vic.

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

French Red Cross letter card written by Brendan Culcutt on the 10th June 1916 from a Turkish POW camp to his father in Melbourne Victoria

Historical information

Unique and significant

Inscriptions & Markings

See photos

WW1 Bronze Memorial Plaque - WW1 Memorial Plaque - Eric Alexander McCleery, service number 3354

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

WW1 Memorial Plaque presented to his mother, Elizabeth McCleery.

Inscriptions & Markings

Eric Alexander McCleery

Poster for Gatling Gun - 16 May 1885 poster promoting the Gatling Gun at the International Invention Exhibition in South Kensington London

Camberwell RSL Sub-Branch, Camberwell

Paper poster promoting the new invention, A Gatling Gun'. Exhibited at the International Inventions Exhibition on the 16 May 1885 in South Kensington London.

Inscriptions & Markings

Several versions of the Gun are shown: The Gatling Gun item 3 10 Barrel Gatling Gun with Acck's positive feed Item 4 Rapid firing Nondenfekk shell Gun item 5 The Holchhler Gun item 6 The Gardner Gun